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2021 Best Value Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in New York

15 Colleges
1,676 Bachelor's Degrees
$34,222 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Foreign Languages & Linguistics School for You

Best Value Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in New YorkIn 2018-2019, 1,676 bachelor's degrees were awarded to foreign languages and linguistics students who went to a New York college or university. This makes it the #21 most popular major in the state. This means that of the 24,008 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 7.0% were from a college or university in the state.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in New York ranking, we looked at 15 colleges that offer a bachelor's in foreign languages and linguistics. To us, 'best value' doesn't just mean the school with the lowest overall costs. For this ranking, we are identifying those foreign languages and linguistics schools that provide their students with a hiqh quality education at a price that is lower than other colleges and universities of the same caliber.

To determine the average cost, we look at total expenses - such as tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses - and then subtract the average financial award a student receives. Knowing this amount can help you determine how much you may have to borrow in loans or take out of savings. Depending on your income and other factors, the cost for you to attend a particular school may be more or less.

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2021 Best Value Foreign Languages & Linguistics Schools in New York

The following schools top our list of the Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Colleges for the Money.

Top 10 Best Value Foreign Languages & Linguistics Schools

#1

CUNY Hunter College

New York, NY

CUNY Hunter College comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of New York, Hunter is a public school with a fairly large student population. Hunter did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #9 on our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in New York list.

The average student at Hunter graduates in less than 4.6 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $21,445. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Hunter is $99,290. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#2

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Stony Brook University. Located in the suburb of Stony Brook, SUNY Stony Brook is a public school with a very large student population. SUNY Stony Brook also made our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in New York list, coming in at #6.

It takes about 4.3 years for the average student at SUNY Stony Brook to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $30,701. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Stony Brook be around $132,321. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#3

Binghamton University

Vestal, NY

Our rankings recognize Binghamton University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Binghamton University is a large public school located in the midsize suburb of Vestal. Binghamton University also took the #7 spot in our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in New York rankings.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Binghamton University is 4.1 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $31,957. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Binghamton University is about $131,982. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#4

Vassar College

Poughkeepsie, NY

Vassar College landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value foreign languages and linguistics schools. Located in the suburb of Poughkeepsie, Vassar is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. Vassar did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in New York list.

At Vassar, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.1 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $29,156. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Vassar is $118,665. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#5

SUNY New Paltz

New Paltz, NY

The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to SUNY New Paltz. SUNY New Paltz is a moderately-sized public school located in the suburb of New Paltz.

It takes the average student at SUNY New Paltz about 4.3 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $24,625. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from SUNY New Paltz is about $104,656. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Columbia University in the City of New York landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value foreign languages and linguistics schools. Columbia is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of New York. Columbia not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in New York list.

At Columbia, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.1 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $36,790. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Columbia is $151,575. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#7

CUNY Queens College

Queens, NY

The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to CUNY Queens College. Queens is a fairly large public school located in the city of Queens.

The average student at Queens graduates in less than 4.6 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $27,234. This means that the average student pays around $124,459 to get a bachelor’s degree from Queens. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#8

New York University

New York, NY

New York University earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of New York, NYU is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population. NYU also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in New York rankings.

At NYU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.1 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $46,022. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from NYU is $190,071. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#9

Colgate University

Hamilton, NY

Colgate University comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. Located in the distant town of Hamilton, Colgate is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. Colgate not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in New York list.

It takes the average student at Colgate about 4.1 years to graduate, and it costs about $29,126 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Colgate is $118,252. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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The #10 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Rochester Institute of Technology. Located in the large suburb of Rochester, RIT is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population. RIT not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #4 on our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in New York list.

It takes the average student at RIT about 4.7 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $40,724. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from RIT be around $193,032. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

Explore all the Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Schools in the Middle Atlantic Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 1,137
New Jersey 383
Maryland 368
Delaware 80
District of Columbia 202

Foreign Languages & Linguistics Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Romance Languages 885
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 344
East Asian Languages 113
Classical Languages & Literature 106
American Sign Language 58

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 10,796
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 4,039
English Language & Literature 3,776
Theology & Religious Vocations 1,892
Philosophy & Religious Studies 960

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 15 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to John Stephen Dwyer.

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